Category Archives: Transport

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Why The Grand Transport Plan Won’t Work

If I could I would travel on my long distance trips by train. It makes sense: it’s the ideal form of transport, someone else does the driving and I can have a snooze and arrive refreshed at my destination ready for action. I also would not have to drive many, many miles on Britain’s rotten roads, senses alert for the next hair-raising close call from the next idiot driver. I could do this: Continue reading

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2040: Yes, But Have They Thought It Through?

Following the government’s announcement that the sale of petrol and diesel cars must stop after 2040 a taxi driver was interviewed by some television Johnny. He was broadly in agreement with the idea but wondered how taxi drivers – for example – would manage given the EV range issue as it stands today. Continue reading

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Taking A Toll On Motorists

When political parties are in opposition it is easy for them to make promises no matter how pie in the sky they may be. Vote for us and sixteen year old’s will all earn £20 per hour! On your child’s birthday a unicorn will visit with a fairy princess! And so on. How many people remain so gullible as to believe anything any opposition politician of any party tells them? Quite a lot, it seems. Why the next thing you’ll know they will be turning up and speechifying at music festivals! The very idea. Continue reading

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The New VED Rates 2017

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) has been a bane of motorists for almost as long as cars themselves. The Motor Car Act of 1903 required motorists to pay £1. Then a ‘road fund’ was established for the purpose of maintaining the roads but by 1937 the government of the time realised that this was a handy sum annually and absorbed it into general funds. The result is the system we have today and, as of April 1st, anyone buying a new car has to stump up VED. Motorparks, the national multi-brand new and used car dealership, kindly offer this comprehensive infographic to help drivers make sense of it all: Continue reading

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Talking Horse Sense On The Roads

First man walked everywhere. Then someone spotted a horse and had an idea about transport but couldn’t catch the bloody thing. Then someone decided to ‘corral’ a bunch of horses up a ‘blind canyon’ or whatever horse people do, train and domesticate it and use it for transport. This made a lot of sense. Horses can carry, work and pull and little ponies delight children. They were the original horsepower and you can put their emissions on your roses. Then someone invented the motor car. Continue reading

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Automotive Industry Digital Marketing Review

A White Paper has been prepared by Mediaworks to analyse the current digital landscape in the automotive sector. In it, they examine key digital metrics and have established the automotive brands with the strongest digital profiles.From virtual showrooms to a new breed of well informed customers, digital has already altered the automotive sector — and the industry’s dependence is expected to grow in the coming years.

In 2016, the number of new cars sold in the UK reached an all-time high. According to figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 2.69 million cars were registered — up 2% on 2015’s performance. Although largely attributed to fleets, private car sales still remain historically high at 1.2 million.

The White Paper offers actionable advice and invaluable industry insights making it essential reading for digital marketing managers and personnel and, indeed, anyone who works in the automotive sector. The Paper can be downloaded free of charge HERE.

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The Curse Of Brexit And The British Holiday

Brexit, which is not a proper word, has taken on a life of its own, like Godzilla or the fashion for stocky middle-aged men to wear three-quarter length shorts and thinking it looks appealing. If the EU does at some point begin to fracture – the Poles are being a bit off-message just now – we will likely see variations on this non-word but for now, it is we, the awkward Brits, who are the pariahs of Europe. This does not bode well for our Euro-holidays. Continue reading

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Cars & Motoring: Help Not Hinder

Whatever the result of June’s exciting general election, the UK’s next government must, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), support logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions and cope with the transition to Clean Air Zone regulations. Continue reading

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Is Business Car Leasing The Best Option?

As with any aspect of running a business, choosing the most cost effective method of leasing a car is crucial. Car leasing, either personal or for business, is now the leading method of car ownership. For a small business or a company fleet the most popular and tax efficient method is business car leasing. Continue reading